Not long ago, Nevada Republicans were hoping to pick up a few seats in the state Assembly this year but had little hope of taking control of the 42-seat lawmaking body dominated by Democrats for decades.
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CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval was popular with voters before heading into the 2013 legislative session, with a 52-28 favorability rating.
Now that he has introduced legislation to redesignate swaths of federal land around Gold Butte and Lake Mead, Rep. Steven Horsford is holding meetings in northeastern Clark County to refine and sell it.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday signed the so-called “More Cops” bill that enables the Clark County Commission, with support of two-thirds of its members, to increase the county’s sales tax rate, now 8.1 percent, to 8.25 percent.
Gov. Brian Sandoval kept his promise Thursday and vetoed the legislatively-approved bill that would have required universal background checks for firearm purchases in Nevada.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday signed into law Sen. Tick Segerblom’s bill to set up state-regulated medical marijuana dispensaries and grow farms.
CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday that he will sign the two bills that will allow the Clark County Commission to raise gas and sales taxes.
CARSON CITY — With the adjournment of the 2013 Legislature early Tuesday, several veteran legislators are preparing to run for other offices while others are heading into retirement because they have been term-limited out of jobs.
CARSON CITY — Don’t expect much change in the party makeup of the Nevada Legislature when it next convenes in 2015, but the Democrats could increase their majority by one seat in the state Senate.
Secretary of State Ross Miller expressed disgust last week over the Legislature’s rejection of his Senate Bill 49, which would have required politicians to report and post online any contributions of $2,000 or more within 48 hours.
Assembly Majority Leader William Horne and Sen. Debbie Smith are the best Assembly and Senate members in the Review-Journal’s anonymous poll of legislators and lobbyists and reporters.
CARSON CITY — With vetoes of three more bills, including one that might have led to more Democrats voting, Gov. Brian Sandoval now has vetoed 12 bills approved by the 2013 Legislature.
CARSON CITY — Ready to be true to your state and buy the special license plate that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission into the union?
CARSON CITY — Sorry health food fans, Gov. Brian Sandoval is old school and has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale of raw milk throughout Nevada.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday signed a bill creating the new crime of sex trafficking that is directed at pimps who take over the lives of young people, often homeless and runway children, and turn them into prostitutes.
Workers in Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office have been so bombarded by calls from people who want him to veto the gun background check bill that they set up an automated phone system to allow “voting” on Senate Bill 221.
Tyrone Thompson, the Nevada Legislature’s newest face, Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, came to the capital in difficult circumstances but says he plans to run for the seat in 2014.
Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill that specifies that parents have a “fundamental right” over the care, custody and management of their children.
Clark County residents could soon be forced to pay an extra 0.15 percent in sales taxes to boost law enforcement and an extra 3 cents per gallon of gas for build new roads.
In the 10 minutes before the Nevada Legislature adjourned at midnight Monday, Sen. Ruben Kihuen and Assemblyman James Healey, both D-Las Vegas, repeatedly sprinted down hallways in the Legislative Building, followed by a ragtag group of lobbyists and reporters, none of whom could match their speed.
Gov. Brian Sandoval again took out his stamp and vetoed four more bills, while signing 24 others, including one to prevent minors from using tanning equipment and another that prohibits horse tripping.
CARSON CITY – It really wasn’t very special at all.
Gay marriage, mining tax succeed; revenue items, legal marijuana were casualties